take (one's) time

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take (one's) time

To go at one's own preferred pace; to use as much time as one needs or desires. There are a lot of things we need to get right, so let's be sure to take our time on this. Could you please describe what happened that night? Take your time—we want it to be as accurate as possible. Oh, no rush at all. Take your time.
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take one's time

to go as slow as one wants or needs to; to use as much time as is required. There is no hurry. Please take your time. Bill is very careful and takes his time so he won't make any mistakes.
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take one's time

Act slowly or at one's leisure, as in You can take your time altering that dress; I don't need it right away. [Late 1700s]
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take your ˈtime (doing something/to do something/over something)


1 do something as slowly as you like; do not hurry: There’s no rush — take your time. OPPOSITE: get a move on
2 be late; do something too slowly: You certainly took your time to get here. I’ve been waiting an hour!The shop assistant took her time serving me.
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take (one's) time

To act slowly or at one's leisure.
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John Muir encouraged taking one's time in these mountains:
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Treatment recommendations include improvements to one's overall lifestyle, such as changing one's diet to lessen "heavy" (oily) foods, taking one's time while eating, and incorporating exercise into one's daily life (especially certain yoga postures which are discussed at length, with simple black-and-white diagrams).
At times, the breadth of Fields' research and ideas make for difficult going and the overall narrative is a bit choppy, but taking one's time with this book is well worth the effort.
It has the same joy at the innocent pleasures to be had from travel, taking one's time and leaving the world behind.
Tea brings man back to a level of humanity where "drinking tea means taking one's time.
This is where taking one's time with buying land pays off.